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Old 11-27-08, 09:59 PM   #1
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less flats with deep rims?

Since I got my weinmanns this summer I have not gotten ONE flat. I am running a $12 specialized tire in the front and about halfway through this time period I put a gatorskin on the back.

Just curious as to whether anyone else experienced this. And I have had numerous experiences where I slowed down because I hit potholes that would almost Always give me flats.
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Old 11-28-08, 09:38 PM   #2
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for pinch flats, that could be possible. for riding thru nails, etc, won't make a difference.
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Old 11-28-08, 09:58 PM   #3
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I don't think there is any connection at all between flats and deep v rims (even pinch flats really). The best way to not get flats is to properly seat your tires and tubes, maintain proper air pressure, and don't ride over pointy ****, and if you do ride over pointy **** make sure you stop and clean debris off the tire.
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Old 11-28-08, 10:03 PM   #4
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i had the WORST luck with flats on my Dawes Lightning road bike... seriously i think i had 3 or 4 flats and i BARELY rode that thing. my new conversion has deep-v's and i've ridden a couple of hundred miles easy in the past month, no flats so far!! *knock on wood*

so yes, i agree.
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Old 11-28-08, 10:04 PM   #5
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i have gatorskins on my deep v's and (knock on wood) i havnt gotten a flat. or blown anything. and i jump on and off everything i see
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